Council Elections

Check out about voting and standing for council in the boxes below:


MAV Stand for Council program

Council is partnering with the MAV in delivering the Stand for Council program to run information sessions for the community and prospective candidates for the 2024 council elections. You can attend these sessions either in-person or online and by attending one of these sessions, participants will be provided with information about:

  • Local government and the important role councils play for our local communities
  • The role and responsibility of a Councillor, Mayor, Deputy Mayor and CEO
  • The election process and candidate requirements
  • What newly elected councillors can expect soon after the elections
  • Councillor training and development opportunities

The sessions will be held at various metropolitan and non-metropolitan locations across Victoria, with interested participants able to register to attend more than one session, including outside of their municipality. Please note that you will not be able to attend a session without registration. Click to register to attend a session here.

To support and encourage a range of diverse candidates the MAV will also be hosting a number of additional sessions for women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people with disabilities, youth, culturally and linguistically diverse and LGBTIQA+ communities.

The next Candidate Information session being hosted by the MAV is the Women X Stand for Council on Wednesday 26 June from 6.30pm-8.30pm at Kingston City Council or online. Find out more and register to attend here. Prospective women candidates may also be interested in Pathways to Politics for Women and Women for Election Australia candidate training for women.

Please note: These sessions are not the Local Government Compulsory Candidate Training. For more information about this please visit the Local Government Victoria Website

Council elections are conducted by the Victorian Electoral Commission and more information is available on


The rules for council-enrolled voters have changed.

What has changed?

In previous elections:

  • property owners who didn't live in the area would be automatically enrolled - now you must apply if you want to vote in the 2024 and future local council elections and by-elections
  • it was not compulsory to vote - now you must vote if you are on the roll or you may get a fine. 

All council elections are conducted by the VEC and are conducted by postal vote.

If you are an Australian citizen who lives in Victoria you can check your enrolment details online at Check my details | Victorian Electoral Commission ( at any time.

Know the rules around council enrolment for the 2024 Victorian local council elections here.

Enrol to vote online at or contact the Victorian Electoral Commission on 13 18 32.

Forms are also available from the post office.

The following enrolment forms are made available here for easy access for those who wish to apply to be a council-enrolled voter:

Owner ratepayer - ongoing - Application for enrolment - Sect 242(1)(PDF, 64KB)This form can be used by owners of rateable property in the municipality to apply for enrolment on the council voters' roll. Also, to be used by owner ratepayers who were not entitled to vote at the last Council election in 2020, or by owner ratepayers who have moved out of the municipality since the 2020 election.

Corporation owner or occupier - Appointment of voting representative - Sect 245(1) and (2)(PDF, 71KB) To be used where the rateable property in the municipality is owned or occupied by a corporation.  This form allows for the appointment of either the company secretary or director to vote in the council election on behalf of the corporation. 

Occupier Ratepayer - Application for enrolment - Sect 244 (1) and (3)(PDF, 66KB)To be used where the rateable property is occupied by an individual who is responsible for payment of the rates (not an owner).  The occupier must not be enrolled as a resident of the municipality on the State electoral roll.

Northern Grampians Council elections are conducted by postal voting by the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC). In the lead up to the 2024 general election, all voting information can be found on the VEC website

Details about currently elected councillors can be found here.


The Local Government Act 2020 requires that the Chief Executive Officer publish a summary of Campaign Donation Returns(PDF, 181KB) to details of any election campaign donations/gifts received.